Posted: 21/03/2016 at 20:06
I think you are half way there Peter. You just need some fun things to grow.
Pumpkins and marrows are great to show how fast things grow but they will overtake the area you have. Peas (like you have mentioned is a great idea0 but put some Sunflowers in as we all love then and so does nature.
Radishes are easy and fast growing but they never appealed to me as a kid.
What did appeal was kale and beetroot/ sweet potatoes crisps. You may have to find nutritional yeast for the cheese flavour but after you have enjoyed them then you will be left with the walking stick Kale. The perfect walking stick for kids.
(I'll let you make your own mind up why kids need walking stick but I remember looking forward to them, not sure why.)
Grow your own Tomato sauce from hanging baskets with bush tomatoes.
(This venture is just not a money saver but it is worth doing. It's nice to know that you can make your own (better tasting) sauce but it really is not worth it. Slow cookers and tinned puree is needed and it just becomes too expensive. You can regulate the sugar though and that has to be good.
I think you have done all the rest with strawberries and carrots + others. Perhaps try this with the scraps.
They all love worms